Police: Officer used stun gun on woman who punched him

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Naples police say they had to use a stun gun on a woman after she refused to cooperate with their investigation of a battery.

Around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers were sent to the 1400 block of Fifth Avenue North after receiving a 911 hang-up call, according to an arrest report. There, they found a woman and a man arguing outside.

Police said Barbara Ann Gardner, 33, yelled profanities at the man and pushed him to the ground. When officers tried to stop her, she continued to curse at them and backed away, reports said.

When an officer tried to get Gardner under control, she punched him in the face several times, according to reports. The officer used his stun gun to subdue Gardner, who fell to the ground.

Gardner, who lives on the 1400 block of Fifth Avenue North, faces a misdemeanor charge of battery and a felony charge of battery on a law enforcement officer.

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